Soldier Pass Trail

MODERATE 49 reviews
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Soldier Pass Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, AZ that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.0 miles 574 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

off road driving

walking

forest

river

views

wildlife

rocky

There are two trailheads that you can use to get there. Both are accessed by 89A. To get to the closest trailhead to Soldier Pass trail is by turning North on Soldier Pass Road to its conclusion. At the other trailhead you will need to take Jordan Road to its end, then hike either Jordan trail or Brins Mesa to get to Soldiers Pass. Both trailheads require a Red Rocks Pass. There are machines to buy a pass at both places.

10 days ago

Mine didn't record

22 days ago

This guide does not show the right fork to Devil's Kitchen (a big hole in the ground with a cool, steep ledge to climb at the end), right at the begining of the trail. Lots of fun, very close to town, I took it several times a day.

hiking
29 days ago

I did the entire loop. We parked at the alternative parking, there was more parking at this location. Did Brin's Mesa first, then looped around to Soldier Pass. There are no trail markers for the arches, but we were lucky to find a lady that hikes this trail often. She showed us the way and they were beautiful. The 7 pools had water in them and they were amazing! The sinkhole was a lot bigger than I thought, but it was pretty cool. We took Jordan to Cibola back to the parking lot. It was a great day, amazing hike.

30 days ago

Loved this hike! Good trail markings and just the right amount of climbing. Not too hard!

1 month ago

Gorgeous red rock views all over. Nice hike through juniper pine forest and open Mesa Very nice hike for the morning so as to avoid temps

hiking
1 month ago

This was a beautiful, peaceful trail. Got there at 8am on an August Sat morning and there were only a few others on the trail. Found several shady spots to sit and enjoy the view.

hiking
2 months ago

My wife, 6 month old pup and I hiked this trail to the Arches. Round trip was 2.8 miles. The Gate opens at 8am. While this trail provides moderate shade, I would still arrive early to avoid the heat during summer. I fairly easy trail, it provides great views of the cliffs as you walk through the valley. The occasional Jeep tour will pass by so listen for them. Definitely check out the giant sinkhole by taking the route NE out of the parking lot and not the wider Jeep trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Trail wasn't much difficulty, connects with Brins Mesa Trail to make around an 8 mile loop. Pretty views. Pay close attention to trail markets as they are easily defined at first but then fade off. We went when there was a 30% chance of rain and got caught in a heavy rain/hail downpour.

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty easy moderate trail with a great view at the 2 mile mark. Worth the hike

4 months ago

Very dog friendly hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike and view of sedona!

4 months ago

Great hike. The view at the end was incredible.

5 months ago

Did loop that includes Brin's Mesa and Cibola Pass. Good views and not to difficult. Minor rock scramble but moderate difficulty at worst. The Arches are about 1.3 miles in on the Soldiers trail on the right side. There's an obscure trail that will go over to them but it isn't marked. There's not really a "cave" per se but a cool deep arched formation. Brin's Mesa trail doesn't get you near the arches from the back side at all.

hiking
5 months ago

Disappointed that we couldn't find the cave. The 7 sacred pools were buzzing with flies. Overall it's a good trail tho - the sinkhole was very cool.

5 months ago

Easy hike. Went out 2 miles and the views are some of the best around (imho). The trail has plenty of shade and nothing difficult. Great for family with kids.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice easy hike. Plenty of shade on trail. Can't beat the views.

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

This trail was amazing. Did the loop and connected with brins Mesa trail which then connected to a trail looping back to the soldiers pass parking area. This trail had it all. A sinkhole, caves, amazing vantage points, cliffs, forested areas and everything in between. Bring a windbreaker Bc wind picks up coming through the valley. Highly recommend this trail to anyone

6 months ago

Very Beautiful and the weather was terrific

hiking
7 months ago

The hiking was amazing!! Amazing views, great passable identifiable trails!! We went early around 8:45 and hiked the loop. Very few ppl at the start, but more when we looped back. Recommend this travail if you like a little wilderness in your hike!